Old Photograph Fishing Boats Kyleakin Isle Of Skye Scotland

Old photograph of fishing boats on the beach at Kyleakin on the Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. From 1841 to October 16, 1995 a ferry service operated from Kyleakin to the mainland across the narrow strait of Loch Alsh, until it was replaced by the Skye Bridge. The village is also the site of Castle Moil, an ancient ruined fortress built in the late 15th century. Legend states that it was originally built for a Norwegian princess known as Saucy Mary who would charge a toll to any boat using the narrow channel by hanging a chain from the castle to the mainland to prevent unpaid crossings. Her remains are said to buried on the top of Beinn na Caillich (Gaelic for mountain of the old woman), the large mountain to the rear of the castle ruins.

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